The first Victoria’s Promise annual golf day was a swinging success. On Thursday 8th September we welcomed eight teams to Wokefield Park. The game began after breakfast rolls and a team captain huddle for the Stableford rules. Following team photos on the first hole it was tee off time. The players got into the competitive spirit of the day warming up over the first few holes.

Chris Tennant got so comfortable on the fairway that he left his phone and club there. A member of the overall winning team, maybe these tactics were part of Chris’ strategy! The beautiful weather made for a great round with the wind adding to the challenge.

At hole 10 the VP refreshment bar provided a much needed energy boost and rehydration. The play stepped up for the final holes with the added challenge of longest drive and nearest the pin.


18 holes later, the players were treated to a delicious two course meal in the Mansion House. Before dessert, VP Trustee Alex Eastman, spoke about the charity and the work we are doing to raise vital funds to support young women through cancer. He introduced the range of support services currently available, this includes the new service to help with housework and childcare, particularly difficult areas to keep on top of when you’re suffering with side effects from cancer treatment.

Everyone will agree the awesome prizes were a super addition to the event. Overall Female went to Sylvia Davis, Overall Runner Up to TJ Power, and Chris Baldwin had a particularly good day winning Overall Male, longest drive and as part of the overall winning team. A silent auction was held for a signed Justin Rose hat. Bids for the Olympic champion’s signature cap will roll over into the ball on October 22nd.

A big thank you to all involved in making the golf day a very special one. To all the players for their super efforts and support, to Wokefield Park for hosting at their lovely grounds, to the great organising team and to everyone who donated the fantastic prizes for our players.

We’re already excited about the second annual golf day in 2017, and we look forward to welcoming you there.